Our first collaboration with I Heart Noise!
East meets West during a chance meeting between enigmatic tape dragons Skyjelly and tireless Jewish space rock / drone explorers Solilians with each contributing 3 tracks!
Dedicated to Spots the Cat and Bobby the Cat.
I saw rock and roll future and its name is Skyjelly. - Chris Leon (BBC6)
Boston’s Skyjelly are a band who appreciate how a bit of lo-fi entropy fits into their songs. Echoed and barely intelligible vocals latch around the repetition for a while, then at three minutes a searing guitar solo melts your face right off. Think a Butthole Surfers’ wig out executed with William Onyeabor’s lo-fi funk aesthetic. - Tristan Bath / Quietus
Solilians were birthed by a 2013 7” soundtrack that keyboardist Benjamin Malkin wrote for illustrator Ian Densford’s “super-powers tale sans violence” The Binah Comics, and originally included Soundpool and The Stargazer Lilies frontman John Ceparano (AKA J. Cep), who contributes bowed guitar to two tracks on Shin.
The quartet is fronted by two hypnotic female singers, Neptune Sweet – also of the one-woman Electric Djinn – and Sharon Malkin, the latter crooning in Hebrew. Their ethereal voices evoke faraway phantoms, both blending seamlessly with Benjamin’s subdued beats and the celestial synths of Gabriel Walsh (who also has his own solo project, The Earthly Frames, and previously played in Timesbold). - The Big Takeover
Vinyl available here: iheartnoise.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-running-1-skyjelly-solilians